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Definitions of "intendance"
- The function of an intendant; management. noun
- An administrative office or district. noun
- Intendancy; superintendence; direction; business management; specifically, in France, official superintending authority, or a body of official intendants, especially of the army. noun
- Attention; care; guidance. noun
The word "intendance" in example sentences
We get an idea of the kind of imperial authority which attached to Voltaire's judgment, from the eagerness with which Turgot sought, without revealing his name, an opinion from Ferney as to the worth of a translation with which he lightened the heavy burden of his intendance at Limoges, a translation of the "Eclogues" and fourth book of the "Æneid" into French metric verse.. [Voltaire]
But to return from this digression: Mr. B — advised me to send a requete or petition to the chancellor of France, that I might obtain an order to have my books examined on the spot, by the president of Boulogne, or the procureur du roy, or the sub-delegate of the intendance.. [Travels through France and Italy]
Would the emerging professionalism of the era, as exemplified by military physicians, replace the more genteel expertise personified by the intendance?. [William B. McAllister - Fighting Reformers: The Debate over the Reorganization of The French Military Medical Service 1870-1889.]
Five Marianist fathers conducted courses at the university, the school for nobles, the school for man = CFvres, the school of cadets, and that of the military intendance.. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent]
The service of military intendance is exercised by twelve bodies, having the function of direction and vigilance, and by twenty-four commissary sections, stationed with each commander of an army corps or of a division.. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent]
On his refusal to install the new magistrates appointed by Maupeou after the suppression of the Parliaments, he was transferred to the intendance of Provence and then to La Rochelle.. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman]
"Tiens! not far from the front, don't know where exactly, where there's an ambulance clearing-station and a sous-intendance -- I met the reptile there.". [Under Fire: the story of a squad]
I pictured the streets of Quebec alive with people: the young seigneur set off with furs and silken sash and sword or pistols; the long-haired, black-eyed woodsman in his embroidered moccasins and leggings with flying thrums; the peasant farmer slapping his hands cheerfully in the lighted market-place; the petty noble, with his demoiselle, hovering in the precincts of the Chateau St. Louis and the intendance.. [The Seats of the Mighty, Volume 2]
There was yet an hour before I was to go to the intendance.. [The Seats of the Mighty, Volume 1]
The tent was the first of three set aside for her occupancy, and had been adorned with as much luxury as was procurable, and with many of the rich and curious things of Algerian art and workmanship, so far as they could be hastily collected by the skill and quickness of the French intendance.. [Under Two Flags]
Hunger was a common thorn in Algerian warfare, since not even the matchless intendance of France could regularly supply the troops across those interminable breadths of arid land, those sun-scorched plains, swept by Arab foragers.. [Under Two Flags]
Marshal's table during the interview with Regnier, the most recent state furnished by the French intendance, that of the 21st of September which specified the 18th of October as the precise date of the final exhaustion of the army's supplies.. [Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places]
Many and deep were the curses poured out upon the intendance -- or commissariat -- whose utter incompetence, throughout the war, was one of the great reasons of the continuous bad fortune of the French.. [The Young Franc Tireurs And Their Adventures in the Franco-Prussian War]
"Ah! Monsieur Colbert; you have then nine hundred thousand livres at the intendance?". [Ten Years Later]
There His Majesty, Emperor and King, was never anything but "M. de Bonaparte"; there "the King" meant Louis XVIII., then at Mittau; there the Department was still the Province, and the prefecture the intendance.. [The Jealousies of a Country Town]
"Your intendance is perfect; your ambulance is perfect; your camp-cookery is perfect, messieurs; and here you have even perfect beauty, too!. [Under Two Flags]